Sunday, 2 May 2010

Bees and Peas

My one remaining colony has had brood on two frames for a couple of weeks now. It's not as much as I'd have hoped for at the beginning of May, but at least the area on each frame is getting bigger each week.

I've been planting out peas; Bijou and Champion of England, both from Real Seeds. Bijou is a Giant Sugar Pea, a Victorian type which long since went out of fashion, and Champion is an early marrowfat from 1843. Both are tall.

It's been a bit of a hectic week since my daughter put her arm through a bus window on Tuesday night. She's OK, fortunately the injury is on the back of her arm where the bone is just under the skin, so there's no permananent damage. She's got eight stitches and a very impressive bandage, but it'll heal.

I let someone persuade me to go on Facebook, rather reluctantly since I don't like chat sites, and as a result I'm now in touch with some of my nieces and nephews. We're the ultimate non-family, and my sister went off years ago to run a shop on one of the out-islands on Orkney.


  1. Blimey - you've had a week of it. Glad your daughter's recovering well.

    I tried Facebook a couple of years ago. I got totally fed-up of people poking me, giving me fish and other even stranger things. I de-faced myself shortly afterwards.

  2. Best thing is to ignore the negatives. There are a lot of problems in my family, and if I can use it to try to ensure that they're not passed on to the next generation, so much the better.

  3. Ouch. Hope your daughter heals speedily. I am interested in those large sugar types and am glad there are people keeping them alive.